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# asti - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# asti - Friday 13 February, 2015

Teachers are miffed Junior Cert details were leaked to newspaper

Unions have rejected the draft document but say it may form the basis for discussions.

# asti - Friday 6 February, 2015

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Will it mean peace in our time?

# asti - Thursday 22 January, 2015

"It's not a holiday for us ... it will actually cause more work"

Who’ll blink first in the junior cycle row? Not the teachers, by the sounds of it… TheJournal.ie stopped by one city centre picket this morning to take the temperature.

# asti - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

# asti - Friday 12 December, 2014

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

# asti - Monday 8 December, 2014

The forgotten voice: a student’s opinion of the Junior Cycle

In the bickering between unions and government, one voice is often lacking: that of the student.

# asti - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

No resolution in sight for striking teachers

The action today has seen 27,000 of the country’s teachers taking industrial action.

Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?

Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.

# asti - Monday 1 December, 2014

Teachers are almost certainly going on strike tomorrow

Neither the minister nor the unions will budge.

# asti - Friday 14 November, 2014

Secondary teachers are going on strike in December

Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.

Opinion: Teachers should grasp this unique opportunity to engage with young learners

The current Junior Cycle reform impasse presents teacher unions with an opportunity to show creative leadership.

# asti - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms

Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.

# asti - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

"Last resort": Teachers could strike over Junior Cert reforms

The Department of Education said that talks are ongoing between the Minister and teachers.

# asti - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True Sir Sir Sir

10 Things Every Teacher Knows To Be True

Those who can, teach.

Ruairí Quinn: Being booed and heckled by teachers 'certainly wasn't enjoyable'

Meanwhile, the Department of Education has denied that the Minister was trying to suggest a higher level maths requirement would get more men into the teaching profession.

# asti - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

TUI chief: Woe betide the Government if it reneges on Haddington promises

John MacGabhainn’s also calling for the TUI and the ASTI to merge, in order to deal in a more unified way with threats and challenges in the sector.

# asti - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Teachers say teenagers experiencing increased levels of emotional difficulties due to the recession

The ASTI are calling for more resources to help students with emotional difficulties or who are victims of bullying.

# asti - Friday 21 February, 2014

Teachers to hold "symbolic" lunchtime protests over new Junior Cycle

A teacher will remain in the school to supervise students during the protests.

# asti - Friday 14 February, 2014

Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

# asti - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

# asti - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Quinn prepared to have Dept officials meet with concerned teachers

Teachers have expressed their concern about the implementation of the new Junior Cycle Student Award, which will replace the Junior Cert.

# asti - Saturday 18 January, 2014

ASTI and TUI to ballot members on non-cooperation with new Junior Cert

The unions say teachers’ concerns over the planned revamp of the junior cycle aren’t being addressed.

# asti - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

Result of ASTI Haddington Road vote expected this evening

In a second vote on the Government pay deal, union leaders have urged secondary teachers to reject it.

# asti - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Payment for supervision and substitution to stop in 2014 if ASTI reject Haddington deal

The ASTI warns this will lead to a ‘serious escalation’ of the current industrial dispute in schools.

# asti - Monday 2 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the sentencing of Thomas Byrne, arrests over the Phoenix Park murder and more ‘top up’ revelations.

ASTI promises "strong action" if teachers are made redundant

Nearly 50 posts have been identified as being over the official quota and could be targeted for redundancy, but the ASTI says it will take action if members are hit.

# asti - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

"Initiative overload": ASTI bring Junior Cycle concerns to TDs and Senators

Teachers say they have major concerns about how the plans will be implemented. Initial talks with the Department took place on Monday.

# asti - Sunday 17 November, 2013

ASTI: 'Schools are being run on a shoe-string and teachers have had enough'

The General Secretary Pat King said if teachers vote no to the Haddington deal then industrial action will continue.

# asti - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

ASTI recommends members reject Haddington Road deal

The Central Executive Committee decided today that the Haddington Road proposals should be put to a members’ vote.

# asti - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

ASTI recommends ballot of members on new proposals

The new proposals on the Haddington Road Agreement are the result of talks between union representatives and the department.

Quinn "hopeful" for progress in ASTI dispute as areas of discussion identified

However, the Education Minister said that the “terms and conditions” of the guarantee are not under his control.

# asti - Monday 11 November, 2013

Movement in teachers dispute as ASTI to meet department officials tomorrow

The discussions have come about as a result of informal talks that took place between the parties last week.

# asti - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Anti-austerity march calls on unions to support ASTI

Mick O’Reilly of the DCTU said that politics of austerity amounted to a “war on working people’ with the best defence in that war “unflinching solidarity”.

# asti - Monday 7 October, 2013

Unions to mount "intensive political campaign" against emergency financial law

One union leader says he’ll be seeking a meeting with the Taoiseach to talk about repealing the FEMPI measures, which affect workers who rejected Haddington Road.